Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Orange Five 2009

Posted by Matt | June 15, 2009 | Leave a comment

2009 Orange Five in Pearl Black
This is Rob’s replacement for the Santa Cruz he trashed on the roof rack of his car! Watch out for car park height restrictions… although as it turns out, this is one hell of a replacement.

Frame 2009 Orange Five in Pearl Black (Large)
Forks Rock Shox Pike 454 Coil U-turn (upgraded to firm spring)
Headset Chris King aheadset
Bars Easton EA 70 with ODI Ruffian Lock Ons
Stem Hope 90mm 10 degree rise
Shifters 2009 XT
Front mech 2007 XTR
Rear mech 2009 XT Shadow
Chain SRAM PC951
Cassette 2008 XT 11-34t
Chainset 2009 Shimano XT
Front brake Formula Oro K18 203mm disc
Rear brake Formula Oro K18 180mm disc
Rims Mavic 719 with DT Swiss DB spokes (handbuilt by HFTH)
Hubs Front: Hope Pro II Disc 20mm
Rear: Chris King ISO Disc
Tyres Front: Maxxis High Roller Super Tacky
Rear: Maxxis High Roller 60a
Rear Shock Fox RP23 with Pro Pedal
Seatpost Thomson Inline held with Hope QR collar
Saddle SDG Bel Air RL
Pedals Shimano SPD 520

Filed under Bikes in June 2009


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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